The CW announced the schedule for it’s upcoming fall lineup, and it’s looking like they’ll be giving us a whole week of queer shows!
While they haven’t given us exact premiere dates yet, we know that the fall season will begin in mid-October. Other shows with queer characters like seasons four of Roswell, New Mexico, and Charmed will premiere midseason.
Five of the seven shows were produced by one Greg Berlanti. In 2019, GLAAD reported that Berlanti was one of four power producers helping to diversify television. Shows by Berlanti, Lena Waithe, Ryan Murphy, and Shonda Rhimes, account for 14% of the total LGBTQ+ characters across broadcast, cable, and streaming originals.
Former MLS Cup champion (and Greg Berlanti's husband) Robbie Rogers is one of the producers on this show about a South Central football player named Spencer who transfers to a Beverly Hills high school. Spencer’s best friend is Coop, a lesbian played by queer rapper and actor Bre-Z. All American will air Mondays at 8pm.
The Flash will air Tuesdays at 8 PM. Aside from being produced by Love, Simon writer and director Greg Berlanti, the show features queer characters like chief of police David Singh, and Nora West-Allen, the future lesbian daughter of the Flash and Iris West.
One of the queerest shows on a very queer network, Legends of Tomorrow will move from being a midseason show to the Fall Wednesday 8pm slot. Just a few of the queer characters featured on the show include Sara Lance, Ava Sharpe, John Constantine, The Ray, Leo Snart, and the genderfluid and pansexual character Charlie. It is indeed, another Berlanti production.
The CW’s other queerest show, this one about a lesbian superhero, will also air on Wednesdays after Legends, making that the queerest night of superhero TV ever. Batwoman is played by Javicia Leslie, who replaced Ruby Rose after she left the show after one season. You guessed it: Berlanti show for the win.